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  • 7 Steps to Flatten Your Classroom Vicki Davis 5010 Spotlight Connecting your classroom to other classrooms in the world need not be overwhelming. Learn the seven steps to successfully and safely connect your classroom in meaningful ways that will enhance your curriculum and excite your students.Madera Wyndham Hotel
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  • This slide is for display to the audience to show them how they will vote on your polls in your presentation. You can remove this slide if you like or if the audience is already comfortable with texting and/or voting with Poll Everywhere.Sample Oral Instructions:Ladies and gentlemen, throughout today’s meeting we’re going to engage in some audience polling to find out what you’re thinking, what you’re up to and what you know. Now I’m going to ask for your opinion. We’re going to use your phones or laptops to do some audience voting just like on American Idol.So please take out your mobilephones or laptops, but remember to leave them on silent. You can participate by submitting an answer atPoll4.com on your laptop or a mobile phone.The service we are using is serious about privacy. I cannot see who you are or who voted.
  • This slide is for display to the audience to show them how they will vote on your polls in your presentation. You can remove this slide if you like or if the audience is already comfortable with texting and/or voting with Poll Everywhere.Sample Oral Instructions:Ladies and gentlemen, throughout today’s meeting we’re going to engage in some audience polling to find out what you’re thinking, what you’re up to and what you know. Now I’m going to ask for your opinion. We’re going to use Twitter to do some audience voting.So please take out your cell phones or laptops, but remember to leave them on silent. The way you will be able to participate is by tweeting a response to @poll. Your followers won’t be bothered by this message.
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  • Julie: Hi, everyone, my name is Julie Lindsay
  • Vicki: And my name is Vicki Davis
  • Julie: Flattening means we all participate, we are all part of something that becomes bigger than ourselves. Vicki: So, (click)
  • Vicki: This side of the room – you are my side – you are “flat – so when you see the word “Flat” I want you to shout “Flat” and move your hands like this. (Flattened) – because a flat classroom is about leveling the learning field between classrooms around the world, So, let’s practice
  • Julie: Now, this side of the room. You look like a very intelligent group of people who have a lot of class – so you are going to say “Class” when you see “class” on the screen and we are going to do our hands like this – because the Flat Classroom is about opening the world to our students and schools. “Class!” (louder) “Class!”
  • Vicki: And all of us – we must have room for everyone. We must make room in our curriculum for global connections and 21st century skills. It is about making Room! So, all of us, when we see the word “Room” are going to shout “Room” and put our hands in a circle like this to represent our world! “room!” “room” Room”
  • Julie: So, now, why don’t we try it. Vicki: Today, we are going to talk about the
  • Vicki: Flat!
  • Julie: Class!
  • Together: Room! Julie: Let’s try that one more time, a bit louder so everyone at ISTE can hear us!
  • Vicki: Flat!
  • Julie: Class!
  • Together: Room!Vicki: OK, so, let’s get started.
  • Vicki: Well, we all know that the world is not really
  • Vicki: Flat!
  • Julie: But we do know that the Internet has connected us in powerful ways so that we can work, collaborate,And literally merge our
  • Julie: Class!
  • Together: Rooms
  • Julie: When I was located in Bangladesh
  • Vicki: and I was in Camilla, Georgia
  • Vicki: I wrote a blog post in October 2006 called “My students weigh in on Friedman’s Flat World.”
  • Julie: I read her blog post and commented that we should join our classrooms together. At the time, My students were Bangladeshi and Indian nationals and had a perspective from the ‘other side of the flat world.’”
  • Vicki: So, we merged together to create one
  • Julie: Class!
  • Together: RoomJulie:
  • Julie: We studied the trends that are making it possible to collaborate anywhere, anytime, that are literally leveling and flattening the playing field in business and now education.Julie:
  • Julie: We used wikis as research documents and modeled wikipedia editing…Julie:
  • Julie: as the students worked in teams with others throughout the world.Vicki:
  • Vicki: and the students produced multimedia while outsourcing a clip to their partner in another part of the world…
  • Vicki: and, Thomas Friedman included us in his book, The World is Flat, as a best practice in global education and we won several awards. But it was time to grow… and many others joined with us, so we made
  • Together: Room!!
  • Julie: In addition to the Flat Classroom project other teachers joined us and the
  • Horizon Project
  • Julie: Digiteen ProjectVicki:
  • Vicki: The NetGenEd Project with Don Tapscott and
  • this past year, the Eracism project was added as we have included more than
  • Vicki: Thirty countries and Julie:
  • Julie: more than three thousand students, we are asking you today toVicki:
  • Julie: Open your eyesVicki: and Open Your School to the
  • Vicki: Flat!
  • Julie: Class!
  • Together: Room!Julie: That is what it is all about…
  • Julie: And it is more than just students, it is about educators, preservice teachers, and experts merging together in a flattened learning environmentVicki: Where students and educators work together as one with mutually beneficial outcomes for all. Literally, the classroom has become…
  • Vicki: Flat! Julie: And we are learning – we have become the audience and teacher to one another, creating a whole new type of
  • Julie: Class!Vicki: So,
  • Vicki: Here is our question.
  • Julie: Here is our question.Vicki: Do you have
  • Together: Room?
  • Julie: Do you have
  • Together: Room?
  • Vicki: OK, so let’s get started and show you how
  • Today, we’re talking about the steps to flatten and globalize your classroom.http://flickr.com/photos/extranoise/350901033/ - Green Stairs by extranoise accessed 4/8/2008 –In this workshop we will teach how to “flatten your classroom” and you may ask – “Why would I want to do that?”
  • Vicki: We know that the only way to change is slow, steady change. The Japanese call this Kaizen
  • Vicki: When we’re talking global collaboration – it is almost impossible to follow a pattern. As Heraclitus said, “you cannot step in the same river twice.” Once you’ve stepped in the river, your simple stirring of the mud at the bottom has changed the nature of the river itself. We must be careful and realize that each of us has a different story. Each school and district will have a slightly different story of how they moved into global collaboration. This is why.
  • First you must connect yourself! Learn to pull resources to you that will help you learn.
  • Brown Davidson and Hagel Call this the Power of Pull
  • Did you know that you are here because of Web 2.0?
  • Did you know that you are here because of Web 2.0?
  • Mirror those we are around.GiacomoRizoolatti and LeanoardoFogassi were studying a monkey’s brain when an accident happened. Fogassi reached for a banana and the neuron’s in the monkey’s brain fired not as expected – the neurons that fired were those that fire as if the monkey was reaching for the banana himself. They called these MIRROR neurons. Our brains fire and imitate those we see and who is around us!
  • We mirror the behaviors of those we are around. Socrates said – “Thus with the good we are good inclined, but vicious company corrupts the mind.”
  • Researchers from the University of Georgia had people list friends and family in 2 lists: those with self control and those without. Then, they had the subjects take a computerized test to measure self control. The name of a person flashed on the screen in 10 milliseconds – this was enough time to go into their subliminal mind but not slow enough to be read. What they found is that Those who saw the name of a person in their subconscious mind who had self control showed more self control and those who saw the name of one without had less. They found self control is contagious – that is why many overweight people report losing weight after watching things like the biggest loser.But how does this relate to technology and change – it relates heavily. Remember, the only thing I can change is --
  • Our professional development looks like this – we put so much into 10 hours that they cannot digest it all. It is too much and overloads them.
  • And remember that there are safe ways to do what some consider dangerous. So,
  • Did you know that you are here because of Web 2.0?
  • Did you know that you are here because of Web 2.0?
  • If we look at arguably the best education system in the world, the Finnish teachers pick books and customize lessons as they shape students to national standards. "In most countries, education feels like a car factory. In Finland, the teachers are the entrepreneurs," says Mr. Schleicher, of the Paris-based OECD, which began the international student test in 2000.
  • What is teacherpreneurship? You have been selected because you have demonstrated experience leading professional development and are able to reach large numbers of teachers. Let’s talk about teacherpreneurship and take it to the next level with our conversation today.
  • Seven countries and more than
  • What does a flat Classroom look like?
  • Number two http://flickr.com/photos/spilt-milk/357015070/ - yoppy's photo stream accessed 4/5/2008 6:08 pm Defining Asynchronous and Synchronous Communications The two types of communication are asynchronous and synchronous.
  • Sychronized Swimming http://flickr.com/photos/krhamm/171302038 by KRHamm accessed 4/5/2008 5:52 PM Synchronous means doing things at the same time and in the same place such as these synchronized swimmers. The classroom is a synchronous environment – we are synchronized and all inhabiting that classroom in the same time and space. We are together. Schools are already good at enriching our synchronous classroom environment using tools like video conferencing, webinars, and live broadcasts from around the world. However, synchronous is no longer enough.
  • http://flickr.com/photos/seatbelt67/502255276 Brian - Progressive Spin's Photostream on Flickr accessed 4/5/2008 Asynchronous means NOT at the same time – for example this famous statue by Rodin was created by him over 100 years a go and we enjoy it now. We did not get to enjoy it or interact with him while he worked.
  • The traditional classrooms is also separated by time. This has made classroom to classroom cooperation between the continents difficult if not impossible because while one set of students is in class, another is at home eating dinner or asleep. This has made it difficult to videoconference and communicate directly, however
  • With the advent of asynchronous communication tools like blogs and wikis, time has become less of a factor. For example, a student in Austria can write a blog post and later on that evening as the student in Austria sleeps, a partner in the USA writes a comment.
  • The traditional classroom is separated by location… after all we are in different places. However, using technologies on the Internet, the flattened classroom
  • is unified by internet tools like wikis, blogs, social networks (which I prefer to call educational networks) and cooperating teachers. The classrooms may then cooperate with objectives, projects, and assignments created on these common platforms.
  • Likewise students may write a group report together using a wiki as shown by the history of this wiki page from the Flat Classroom 2007 project. - http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/page/history/Connecting+the+World+Online?o=20
  • http://flickr.com/photos/extranoise/350901033/ - Green Stairs by extranoise accessed 4/8/2008 –The effective flat classroom has both of these methods.
  • So, here is our question – do you have
  • Together: Room? – Julie…
  • Julie – so we’ve covered Connecting – yourself, to your organization, and your students, communication, both sychronous and asychronous and now, the third step is…
  • Julie: Citizenship (Julie): Digital citizenship - how to be a Digiteacher
  • Slide 1 - What is digital citizenship?  What does it mean to be a responsible and reliable online learner? How can this be promoted within a school environment and extended to the whole school community?
  • global awareness,cultural awareness, respect for themselves, respect for others, safety and privacy, knowing how to manage online activity
  • What is your definition of digital citizenship?Our Flat Classroom Conference in Qatar saw students presenting about the Digiteen project and their digital citizenship journey virtually from Australia in their summer vacation.
  • Ribble and Bailey define……..thanks to Mike…..
  • Digital citizenship is far more than digital literacy, just as 21st-century skills encompass much more than simply “skills.” Digital citizenship is not about creating a list of things to do or a stagnant curriculum that you can use for the next 10 years. It’s about transforming yourself into a professional who can effectively empower student centered learning to create vibrant, exciting learning projects.
  • We stress to our students and to the participants in our Flat Classroom projects that an educational network is a professional group of people coming together for the purpose of sharing experiences in a focused and monitored environment.
  • All students and teachers should conduct themselves in a professional and culturally sensitive manner. This includes the types of avatars they choose, the styles of language they use, and the quality of material they upload. Digiteen Project is a launching pad into this professional learning mode. Here is an example of students solving communication problems themselves.
  • Troubleshooting is higher order thinking
  • Here is an example of a student who used asterix to bleep out a profanity. The person who discovers the offensive material makes a screenshot of the item, such as a picture or comment, shares it with the student’s classroom teacher, and reports it to space administrators, who remove it.
  • The classroom teacher decides the appropriate action, which may include asking the student to apologize to the educational network or, in some cases, suspending or even banning the student from the network. One of the advantages of working as a global team on these projects is that the networks are monitored 24 hours a day, and RSS feeds make it easy to see new content as soon as it’s posted. It is very rare that a student deliberately or maliciously sets out to be offensive when collaborating online as part of a project. In fact, we’ve suspended or banned fewer than 10 out of 3,000 students in more than three years.
  • Teachers are taught to:
  • 1) Research the Technology and become connected themselves
  • 2) Monitor and Be Engaged with the technology and the learning
  • 3) Avoid the Fear Factor: Make a difference.  Fear-based education is shown to be ineffective in changing student behaviors - this focuses on the methods that work with students and promoting teacher behaviors that must underlie such an environment.
  • Be visible online –
  • Develop strategies to measure and verify the quality and quantity of online participation using Web 2.0 toolsPractices for measuring student contribution - Ning and wiki.  A group project using Web 2.0 tools now provides better transparency by being able to accurately record participant contribution. Both quality and quantity of contribution can be collected via history tabs on the wiki or revision history in Google docs. 
  • Understand the difference between cooperation and collaboration. Collaboration is an essential 21st Century skill. However you do not have to collaborate to learn but the learning can be greatly enhanced through effective collaboration. Collaboration enhances cultural understanding. This picture was taken in Qatar….ask them to cooperate but to take this they had to collaborate
  • Collaboration: the working together to create a new and improved product
  • Power to change the world one classroom at a time: Synchronous and asynchronous working modes
  • Global Collaboration 3.0: Where full online engagement using Web 2 and other tools supports learning objectives Finding a voice,Taking charge of learning,Choices and ownership, Empowerment
  • Julie: Do you have
  • Together: Room?
  • The successful are increasingly individuals who take risks, are good at what they do, and are persistent. This is what we need to create in our classrooms.
  • This is what our student must be. But what must our teachers be?
  • Julie: Do you have
  • Together: Room?
  • Project methodologies and outcomes can be aligned to promote higher order thinking and cover essential twenty first century literacies.
  • As we talk about creating it’s not the typical words of the past. Extracted methods of creating using technology ….how many of these would have been used 20 years ago?
  • Kim Clayton, Westside High School’s Business Management Class Salvador is an extremely shy and quiet student considered at risk because he is not a native English speaker and is from a low income family.  With my encouragement and with confidence bolstered from his success in the FCP, Salvador applied for the GenySys Works program, which is a work/study program that places at risk students in professional work environment http://www.genesysworks.org/about.phpducation .  Salvador was accepted into the program for next year and truly impressed the interviewers with his passion and knowledge of the importance of "flattening" our world through communication.  This is a student whose life will be changed because of the knowledge and skills he took away from this project.Thank you to the entire Flat Classroom community for the ability to particpate in this project and all for the hard work that Julie and Vicki do!
  • Celebration cements the learning, particularly the cultural learning
  • Julie: Do you have
  • Together: Room?
  • Vicki: Building Bridges Today that the society of tomorrow will walk across.
  • But the question remains, why do we need to change? My husband always says that the only people who like change are babies with dirty diapers and even then, they cry the whole time! (click on the baby for the Movie.)
  • Just remember, the lesson of the watermelon as you consider today’s menu. How do you eat a watermelon?
  • If you eat it whole, you’ll choke.
  • No, the way you eat a watermelon is one bit at a time.
  • And that is what I suggest for you to do today. Your assignment for this webinar today is to come up with your “Big Three” at the end of the webinar. Pick three things – start there!
  • ?So, we want to ask you a question. Since is is late, will you please stand for this closing
  • Julie: Will you
  • Julie: Make
  • Together: Room!
  • Vicki: Make
  • Together: Room!
  • Vicki: Make room for flat
  • Vicki: Flat!
  • Julie: Class!
  • Together: Room!
  • 7 Steps to Flatten Your Classroom ISTE 2010

    1. 1. Backchannel today: http://tinyurl.com/flatchat Slides and Links posted at www.flatclassroomproject.net
    2. 2. ISTE SIGTel www.flatclassroomproject.net Online Learning Award Winner Net Gen 2007 Education (with Don Tapscott) Eracism Project Collaborative Project Contest Flat Classroom™ First Place 2007 Conference
    3. 3. How To Vote via Texting 1. Standard texting rates only (worst case US $0.20) TIPS 2. We have no access to your phone number 3. Capitalization doesn’t matter, but spaces and spelling do
    4. 4. How To Vote via Poll4.com TIP Capitalization doesn’t matter, but spaces and spelling do
    5. 5. How To Vote via Twitter 1. Capitalization doesn’t matter, but spaces and spelling do TIPS 2. Since @poll is the first word, your followers will not receive this tweet
    6. 6. E-learning Coordinator at Beijing (BISS) International School, China JULIE LINDSAY
    7. 7. Teacher and Information Technology Director, Westwood Schools, Camilla, Georgia, USA VICKI “COOL CAT TEACHER” DAVIS
    8. 8. Vicki’s side of the room Let me hear you say: “FLAT!”
    9. 9. Julie’s side of the room Let me hear you say: “CLASS!”
    10. 10. All Together! “ROOM!” ALL of US!
    11. 11. Vicki’s side of the room Let me hear you say: “FLAT!”
    12. 12. Julie’s side of the room Let me hear you say: “CLASS!”
    13. 13. All Together! “ROOM!” ALL of US!
    14. 14. Vicki’s side of the room Let me hear you say: “FLAT!”
    15. 15. Julie’s side of the room Let me hear you say: “CLASS!”
    16. 16. All Together! “ROOM!” ALL of US!
    17. 17. Vicki’s side of the room Let me hear you say: “FLAT!”
    18. 18. Julie’s side of the room Let me hear you say: “CLASS!”
    19. 19. All Together! “ROOM!” ALL of US!
    20. 20. BANGLADESH
    21. 21. CAMILLA GA USA
    22. 22. Julie’s side of the room Let me hear you say: “CLASS!”
    23. 23. All Together! “ROOM!” ALL of US!
    24. 24. 10 “FLATTENERS” 1. Collapse of the Berlin 8. In sourcing Wall 9. Informing 2. Netscape (Web 10. The “Steroids” Browsers) • Mobile, Ubiquitous 3. Workflow Software Computing 4. Open Sourcing • Virtual Communications 5. Outsourcing – Instant Messaging 6. Off shoring – VOIP (Skype) 7. Supply Chaining
    25. 25. Wiki Editing
    26. 26. TEAMS “Working with people across the world has challenged me.” “The majority of my partners wanted to contribute something meaningful to the project.” Horizon Project Students http://horizonproject.wikispaces.com
    27. 27. Student Produced Video Student Video (Producer) Final Video Explaining Topic Outsourced Video (Partner)
    28. 28. All Together! “ROOM!” ALL of US!
    29. 29. Flat Classroom All project links are at http://www.flatclassroomproject.org
    30. 30. Horizon Project All project links are at http://www.flatclassroomproject.org
    31. 31. Digiteen Project http://digiteen.wikispaces.com All project links are at http://www.flatclassroomproject.org
    32. 32. All project links are at http://www.flatclassroomproject.org
    33. 33. 30+ countries
    34. 34. 3000+ students
    35. 35. Vicki’s side of the room Let me hear you say: “FLAT!”
    36. 36. Julie’s side of the room Let me hear you say: “CLASS!”
    37. 37. All Together! “ROOM!” ALL of US!
    38. 38. Teachers Peer Students Review Classrooms Learning Spaces The Internet Expert Judges Advisors (Educators) (Educators)
    39. 39. Vicki’s side of the room Let me hear you say: “FLAT!”
    40. 40. Julie’s side of the room Let me hear you say: “CLASS!”
    41. 41. Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - 6/30/2010 ‹#› http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
    42. 42. Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - 6/30/2010 ‹#› http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
    43. 43. All Together! “ROOM!” ALL of US!
    44. 44. All Together! “ROOM!” ALL of US!
    45. 45. 6/30/2010
    46. 46. What are the steps to a FLAT Classroom ?
    47. 47. KAIZEN = Slow, steady improvement
    48. 48. “You cannot step in the same river twice.” Heraclitus
    49. 49. 7 Steps to Flatten Your Classroom 1.CONNECT 2.COMMUNICATE 3.CITIZENSHIP 4.CONTRIBUTE & COLLABORATE 5.CHOICE 6.CREATE 7.CELEBRATE
    50. 50. Step #1 A.Yourself B.Your Organization C.Your Students
    51. 51. Connect Yourself
    52. 52. “Pull is the ability to attract people and resources to you that are relevant and valuable, even if you were not even aware before that they existed.” Brown, J. S., Davidson, L., & Hagel III, J. (2010). The Power of Pull (Kindle Edition ed.). USA: Basic Books. Loc. 172-73, 183-85.
    53. 53. PULL Technology #1 The RSS Reader
    54. 54. (PLN) iGoogle Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - 6/30/2010 69 http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
    55. 55. NETVIBES Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - 6/30/2010 70 http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
    56. 56. Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - 6/30/2010 71 http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
    57. 57. PULL Technology #2 Tablet-Sized Devices
    58. 58. “The bit-literate approach involves creating and maintaining a , a constantly pruned set of publications (digital, print, and other media) that keeps us informed about what matters most to us professional and personally.” Hurst, M. (2007). Bit Literacy. (Kindle ed.) New York: Good Experience Press. Loc. 782, 786.
    59. 59. 6 Pull Technologies 1. RSS Reader 2. Tablet-Sized Devices 3. Handheld Devices 4. Social Bookmarking 5. Joining Online Conversations 6. Networking Organizations
    60. 60. Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - 6/30/2010 ‹#› http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
    61. 61. Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - 6/30/2010 ‹#› http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
    62. 62. Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - 6/30/2010 ‹#› http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
    63. 63. Step #1 A.Yourself B.Your Organization
    64. 64. Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - 6/30/2010 ‹#› http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
    65. 65. Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - 6/30/2010 ‹#› http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
    66. 66. Context Analysis • Local School Policies and Procedures • Laws of the State and Nation • Relationships • Site Blocking and Unblocking • Parent Communication & Permissions • Past Experiences • Local Mentors &Advocates for Global Collaboration
    67. 67. Curricular Coordination • Project Organizers: – Agree on mandatory outcomes and cooperation aspects • Local Curriculum – Standards Alignment – Augmentation of Project on Customized Basis
    68. 68. Flat Classroom ™ Project Mandatory: Collaboratively Edited Wiki Digital Storytelling Artifact with Outsourced Clip Optional Outcomes: Pre-project and Post-Project Blogging Forum Discussions and Responses to Keynotes Student Summit Presentations in Elluminate Diigo Social Bookmarking and Research
    69. 69. Digiteen™ Project Mandatory: Collaboratively Edited Wiki Local School Off-line action Projects Action Wiki Reporting Outcomes with Documentation Optional Outcomes: Reflective Posts from Project Introductory Videos Post-Project Reflections Diigo Social Bookmarking and Research Unique projects assigned by the teacher as part of the action project based upon curricular objectives
    70. 70. Step #1 A.Yourself B.Your Organization C.Your Students
    71. 71. What are you bringing IN?
    72. 72. How are you CONNECTING?
    73. 73. What does the best education in the world look like? “What Makes Finnish Kids So Smart” The Wall Street Journal By ELLEN GAMERMAN February 2008 6/30/2010 http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB120425355065601997.html Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - 88 http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
    74. 74. http://flickr.com/photos/prittibaby/4770
    75. 75. Phase one - Intra-connection (within your own class) Taxonomy of Global Connection Phase two - Inter-connection Five Phases (within school/ district) of Flattening Phase three - Managed global connection your classroom Phase four - Student to Student (With Teacher Management) Phase five - Student to Student (with Student Management) Flattened – “Leveled” Learning Environment ©Vicki Davis and Julie Lindsay
    76. 76. 7 Steps 1.CONNECT 2.COMMUNICATE
    77. 77. Step #2
    78. 78. Traditional Classroom Austria Qatar USA
    79. 79. Flat Classroom Student in USA student Austria writes responds a blog post Group Blogging Platform
    80. 80. Traditional Classroom Austria Qatar USA
    81. 81. Flat Classroom Social Educational Network Cooperating Wiki Teachers
    82. 82. Design Concept! The effective FLAT classroom structure has BOTH ASYNCHRONOUS and SYNCHRONOUS communications methods.
    83. 83. Examples • Educational Network - http://ning.flatclassroomproject.com • Wiki - http://wiki.flatclassroomproject.com • Bookmarking Group - http://diigo.digiteen.net • Elluminate – presentations http://flatclassroomproject2008.wikispaces.com/ Student+Summits • Don Tapscott Interacting with Students http://netgened.grownupdigital.com/forum/topics/is -this-the-dumbest-generation
    84. 84. All Together! “ROOM!” ALL of US!
    85. 85. 7 Steps 1.CONNECT 2.COMMUNICATE 3.CITIZENSHIP
    86. 86. Step #3
    87. 87. Digital Citizens
    88. 88.  Global Awareness  Cultural Awareness  Respect for Others  Safety and Privacy  Managing Online Activity
    89. 89. Digital Citizenship
    90. 90. Digital Citizenship “…the norms of behavior with regard to technology use” Ribble and Bailey
    91. 91. 'Digital Citizenship in Schools' by Mike Ribble and Gerald Bailey:
    92. 92. Citizenship OMG I JUST SAW THE Sorry for HISTORY ON accusing THE you, the WIKI..Really history sorry for any makes it problems look like you BTW I didn’t delete Why did you anything delete stuff off the wiki?
    93. 93. Troubleshootingi s higher order thinking.
    94. 94. Knowing what is appropriate!
    95. 95. Documenting Issues 1.Screenshot 2.Communicate 3.Ban or Remediate
    96. 96. Digiteacher! “are connected to digital citizenship resources and create engaging learning environments to help their students form educated opinions and behaviors for online safety. ” Julie Lindsay
    97. 97. Be a DigiTeacher In Three Steps
    98. 98. #1
    99. 99. #2
    100. 100. #3 http://flickr.com/photos/breakdennis/
    101. 101. 7 Steps 1.CONNECT 2.COMMUNICATE 3.CITIZENSHIP 4.CONTRIBUTE & COLLABORATE
    102. 102. Contribute & Step #4 Collaborate
    103. 103. “The weakness is that if there is a problem, and you e-mail them, they can just ignore the email, or they can just do their own thing and not listen to what you ask of them.” Student in the Horizon Project
    104. 104. Wiki history
    105. 105. Flat Classroom Conference 2009 Qatar
    106. 106. Collaboration: The Concept Flat Classroom Conference 2009 Qatar
    107. 107. Collaboration: The Power Flat Classroom Workshop 2009 Hong Kong
    108. 108. Flat Classroom Mini Conference 2010 India
    109. 109. Global Collaboration Levels Stage Connection Speed Connection Type of Content Frequency Connection Information 1.0 Slow Intermittent Classroom Exchange Intermittent or Information and 2.0 Faster Classroom Artifact Exchange ongoing 3.0 Faster Ongoing Classroom and Information and Student Artifact Co-Creation
    110. 110. All Together! “ROOM!” ALL of US!
    111. 111. 7 Steps 1.CONNECT 2.COMMUNICATE 3.CITIZENSHIP 4.CONTRIBUTE & COLLABORATE 5.CHOICE
    112. 112. Choice Step #5
    113. 113. Would the potential in Helen Keller be unlocked or ignored in your school?
    114. 114. Every student learns differently! 6/30/2010 Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - 138 http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
    115. 115. Different = Different iated Learning Our Classes & Libraries 6/30/2010– Licensed Istock Photo Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com 139
    116. 116. Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - 6/30/2010 ‹#› http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
    117. 117. Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - 6/30/2010 ‹#› http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
    118. 118. Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - 6/30/2010 ‹#› http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
    119. 119. Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - 6/30/2010 ‹#› http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
    120. 120. Flat Classroom Conference 2009 www.eracismproject.org
    121. 121. All Together! “ROOM!” ALL of US!
    122. 122. 7 Steps 1.CONNECT 2.COMMUNICATE 3.CITIZENSHIP 4.CONTRIBUTE & COLLABORATE 5.CHOICE 6.CREATE
    123. 123. Create Step #6
    124. 124. 21st Century Learning Objectives To be able to CREATE
    125. 125. Revised 2001 by Lorin Anderson
    126. 126. Why Revise? ……to account for the new behavioursemerging as technology advances and becomes more ubiquitous. Blooms Digital Taxonomy Andrew Churches http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/Bloom%27s+ Digital+Taxonomy
    127. 127. Digital Taxonomy
    128. 128. The Story of Salvador • “Wow this flat classroom thing has me a little happy. I think its gonna fun working with other kids from different schools and different places around the world. But communication is gonna be key to success in this project. I'm in Mobile and Ubiquitous, which i have no idea is, and I'm suppose to do social entrepreneurship. Can't wait. “
    129. 129. Salvador: The Journey
    130. 130. 7 Steps 1.CONNECT 2.COMMUNICATE 3.CITIZENSHIP 4.CONTRIBUTE & COLLABORATE 5.CHOICE 6.CREATE 7.CELEBRATE
    131. 131. Celebrate Step #7
    132. 132. Celebrate New friends New achievements A sense of accomplishment Enhanced cultural understanding Making the world a better place
    133. 133. Student Summit and Awards Ceremony http://horizonproject.wikispaces.com/Student+Summit
    134. 134. LACHSA Summit Presenter Vicki Davis Westwood Schools http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/Summits
    135. 135. All Together! “ROOM!” ALL of US!
    136. 136. Flat Classroom Conference and Workshop
    137. 137. Project-based learning as a conference format
    138. 138. Flat Classroom Conference 2011 Beijing, China Leadership Workshop Student Summit February 25-27, 2011 http://flatclassroomconference.com
    139. 139. Don’t change me! 6/30/2010 Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - 168 http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
    140. 140. Eat a watermelon
    141. 141. Not whole!
    142. 142. Small bites!
    143. 143. Pick three The power of Three!
    144. 144. Thomas Carlyle “Our job is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.”
    145. 145. All Together! “ROOM!” ALL of US!
    146. 146. All Together! “ROOM!” ALL of US!
    147. 147. Vicki’s side of the room Let me hear you say: “FLAT!”
    148. 148. Julie’s side of the room Let me hear you say: “CLASS!”
    149. 149. All Together! “ROOM!” ALL of US!
    150. 150. Vicki Davis Camilla, Georgia USA Julie Lindsay Beijing, China Resources: www.flatclassroomproject.net www.flatclassroomconference.com

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